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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Evaluating the performance of computer components designed to run 100 times faster than top supercomputers
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

NIST scientists have developed a novel automated probe system for evaluating the performance of […]

Researchers build artificial synapse capable of autonomous learning
Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Researchers from France and the University of Arkansas have created an artificial synapse capable […]

Physicist improves particle interaction modeling
Posted on April 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

Quantum electrodynamics is a lot like baking a cake, and then trying to take apart the individual […]

New CERN results show novel phenomena in proton collisions
Posted on April 25, 2017 at 10:44 am

In a paper published today in Nature Physics , the ALICE collaboration reports that proton […]